**Shaheen’s amendment to provide support to organizations serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse cleared the Senate unanimously and was added to the budget resolution**
(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the budget resolution early this morning:
“Our country is facing an unprecedented public health emergency that spurred the greatest economic crisis of a generation. Delivering our communities the resources they need to address the pandemic, survive the financial fallout and access the tools necessary to recover demands every good-faith effort Congress can provide. That is what this budget resolution seeks to do,” said Shaheen. “This resolution prioritizes a number of key concerns I’ve heard from Granite Staters, from investing heavily in COVID-19 mitigation efforts – such as vaccine distribution and testing – to helping Americans on the frontlines, ensuring schools can re-open safely, providing non-profit organizations with the assistance they need to combat homelessness and food insecurity, supporting small business owners and their workforce and so much more. I was particularly glad that my bipartisan amendment to assist organizations serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse – systemic problems that have been exacerbated by COVID-19 – was also included. No one has been spared by this virus that has taken more than 455,000 American lives, infected more than 26 million and pummeled communities struggling to stay financially afloat. There is an enormous amount of work to do and we are running out of time. I’ve been encouraged by the bipartisanship we’ve seen in the Senate to get a deal done and I know that commitment remains. I’ll keep reaching across the aisle to bring lawmakers to the table so together we can fight to the other side of this crisis.”
Senator Shaheen successfully added an amendment to the budget resolution – which cleared the Senate unanimously – that supports organizations serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.